Surviving Back-to-Learning: 10 Coffee Recipes for Parents
COVID-19 has created a lot of uncertainty around whether our children will be learning in a classroom or in our home (office.) One thing we know for sure - regardless of where your kiddos are learning, you’re going to need A LOT of coffee in order to survive the mayhem that lies ahead. Alright, dry those tears, focus on the positive (no carpooling?) and let’s get grinding!
Here are 10 hot and cold coffee drink recipes that’ll get you through this upcoming school season.
S’mores Cold Brew Coffee (+ Kid-friendly Option)
Photo and recipe courtesy of Mommy Gone Healthy
- 1 cup cold brew coffee
- 2 Tbsp Torani Toasted Marshmallow Syrup
- 2 Tbsp milk or cream
- Garnishes: marshmallows (optional: toast over a gas stove, fire or with a culinary butane torch), crumbled graham crackers, Torani Puremade Dark Chocolate Sauce drizzle, whipped cream
Fill large mug with ice. Add coffee, Torani Toasted Marshmallow syrup and milk/cream. Mix well. Top with garnish of toasted marshmallow, whipped cream, crumbled graham crackers & chocolate sauce. *For a kid-friendly option, substitute cold brew coffee for chocolate milk or iced hot chocolate.
Caramel Apple Latte (Hot or Iced)
Photo and recipe courtesy of Savvy Saving Couple
- 2 oz espresso (doubleshot)
- 6 oz whole milk steamed & frothed with espresso maker
- 1 oz Torani Apple Syrup
- 1 oz Torani Puremade Caramel Sauce
- 3 oz whipped cream
- 1/4 tsp apple spice
The first step is to finely ground your espresso beans and load up your espresso maker. You will want a double shot of espresso for the hot latte. Once the espresso is brewed, add the Torani Apple flavor syrup (1 ounce) to your cup. Add caramel (1 ounce) then add hot espresso. Froth your milk, and use a spoon to hold back the froth as your pour the steamed milk into your cup. Spoon over the leftover froth. Top with fresh whipped cream, apple spice, additional caramel and a caramel apple pop. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Pie Whipped Coffee
Photo and recipe courtesy of Living the Gourmet
- 16 oz. strong brewed coffee
- 2 tablespoons Torani Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Syrup
- Freshly Whipped Cream (see notes)
- Pumpkin Pie Spice , for sprinkling (optional)
Brew two 8-ounce cups of strong coffee. Stir in 1 tablespoon of Torani Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Syrup in each cup. Top with freshly whipped cream and a sprinkle of Pumpkin Pie Spice , if desired.
To make freshly whipped cream, simply whip 1 cup cold heavy cream in chilled metal bowl with 1 teaspoon of confectioner's sugar. *Alternatively, if you really want to go guilt free, as an alternative to the confectioner's sugar, you can always use 1 cup heavy whipping cream + 2 tablespoons of whichever Torani Sugar Free Syrup to make flavored whipped cream. For traditional, use the vanilla flavor
Don’t wait till the last minute! Get your at-home coffee bar stocked up ASAP and kiss those morning blues goodbye! Shop for your favorite Torani flavors here.